All Round England take the series against New Zealand in style


Alex Hales showed  a brilliant batting  as England command  New Zealand with both bat and ball to compete to a 10 wickets victory  in the three match Twenty20  series  in Wellington on Friday.

The  heavy defeat  in the second game  in Hamilton on Tuesday, England fight  back to control  New Zealand to 139 for 8  after sending the hosts  side  into bat, with Stuart Broad and Jade Dernbach claimed  three wickets each. Hales and Michael Lumb then dismantled the New Zealand bowling  attack to finished the 140 runs chase in just 12.4 overs .

Alex Hales made  80 from  42 deliveries with  four sixes and nine fours, while Michael Lumb smashed  53 off 34 balls, sending the ball onto the roof of Westpac Stadium to brought up  the winning runs with his fifth maximum.

Opener Martin Guptill (59) top scorer  for New Zealand but the New Zealand. He scored  59 off 55 deliveries  and looked aggressive in the latter stages of the innings before Broad removed  him for his third wicket. New Zealand will now seem to rearrange themselves  before the first ODI  in Hamilton on Sunday.

New Zealand beat England by 55 runs in 2nd T20


New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum smashed  74 off 38 balls helped  New Zealand to  beat England by 55 runs in the 2nd  Twenty20 international on Tuesday to level  the three match series at 1-1.

England packed down New Zealand by 40 runs in the 1st  game  in scored  their highest ever Twenty20 total of 214 for 7. But New Zealand entirely reversed that result at Seddon Park on Tuesday, made  192 for 6 after being sent in to bat and bowled out  England for 137 in 19.3 overs.

The third and decider  match is at Wellington on Friday. McCullum hitted  five sixes and six fours. He build on an terrific start from openers Martin Guptill (47) and Hamish Rutherford (40), who added 75 runs  for the first wicket in 8.2 overs. At one stage  England were 25 for 3 and after 10 overs 47 for 5, having all but lost any possibility of winning the game  and taking the series with a match  to spare. 

Only wicketkeeper Jos Buttler,  unbeaten scored   32 runs   in the first match at Auckland, stood up to the New Zealand attack with an innings of 54 runs, including a half century from just  28 balls. Buttler smashed the only six of the England innings.

Recalled medium fast bowler  Ian Butler produced an outstanding spell for New Zealand, claimed  2 for 9 from four overs while James Franklin take  4 for 15.

England all round performance leads 40 runs win over Black Caps in 1st T20

England seal a 40 runs win  over New Zealand in the 1st  Twenty20 at  Auckland after racking up a record breaking 214 for 7  with the bat.


Stuart Broad's mens  broken the tiny boundaries at Eden Park to plunder boundaries, and the visitors cleared the ropes 15 times  defeat their earlier record by four   as they easily surpassed their maximum Twenty20  score of 202 for 6.




Luke Wright topped the sixes charts with four, and the all rounder later claimed  2 for 29 with the bowling, while Stuart  Broad starrer  with his best ever Twenty20  figures of 4 for 24 and Steven Finn also take  in with three wickets. Wright was speedy to upstage both Hales and Lumb as he smashed  seven fours  at a strike rate of 210.



Hira dropped Jonny Bairstow on 22 off Ellis as the hosts continued to make blunders in the field, McClenaghan inexplicably failing to pick up a shot from Morgan which he could not even get a hand to at midwicket off Nathan McCullum. England's whole top six make at least 20 runs each at a rate of over a run a ball, New Zealand's chase  was always going to be a frightening one, but Guptill lead from the front with a savage 44 runs.



Colin Munro manage to add 28 runs  for the New Zealand, but there was little further resistance after Guptill was removed by Wright. Hira was remained  unbeaten on 20 at the end, but the home side  efforts petered out poorly in the last overs and England comfortably closed out a fine victory which sees them started  the tour in imposing fashion.



The both sides will face  again for the 2nd  T20 in Hamilton on Tuesday, before the final encounter of the three match series at Wellington on February 15.

2nd T20: England win in thriller and level the series 1-1


2nd T20, India Vs England

England won the toss and elected to field first

India 177/8 (20 overs)

MS Dhoni 38
Virat Kohli 38
Suresh Raina 24

J Dernbach 2-37
Luke Wright 2-38
Tim Bresnan 1-27

England need 178 runs from 20 overs

England 181/4 (20 overs)

Michael Lumb 50
Eoin Morgan 49*
Alex Hales 42

Yuvraj Singh 3-17
Ashok Dinda 1-44

England won by 6 wickets

Man of the Match - Eoin Morgan